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Victoria & South Island Craft Breweries


Category 12 Brewing


Category 12 Brewing serves up year round beer which is a local favourite such as the distinguished Simplicity Ale, Disruption – Golden Medal Black India Pale Ale, Critical Point Northwest Pale Ale and Unsanctioned Belgian Inspired Saison, not to mention the seasonal releases such as the critically-acclaimed Anomaly or the ZRA Zombie Repellant Ale.


Axe & Barrel


Axe & Barrel prides itself in brewing quality beers from locally sourced ingredients to brew one of the best beers among Victoria breweries. Aside from brewing quality Victoria craft beer such as the Session Lager, Rye Pale Ale, India Pale Ale and Citrus Witbier, Axe & Barrel serves seasonal appetizers which include share plates of smoked chicken wings. Other specials served here include soups and salads, pasta, burgers, and sandwiches, etc.


Twa Dogs


Open daily from 10 am to 10 pm, Twa Dogs is among the list of Victoria Breweries you should visit for a tasting tour, not to mention the brewing process. Aside from their guided, informative tours, Twa Dogs serves a wide range of beers just for you such as the Drouthy Neibor India Pale Ale, Jolly Beggar’s Pale Ale, Kekkin’ Glas Pilsner, Mistress of My Soul Saison and Holy Willie’s Robust Porter. Seasonal beers are available as well.




Philips Brewery is a Victoria craft beer brewery which offers a wide range of ales such as their signature Blue Buck ale, Short Wave Pale ale, Electric Unicorn white India Pale ale and the Slipstream ale. Besides ales, Philips uses natural ingredients and herbs to brew quality sodas such as Captain Electro, Sparkmouth, and Daredevil, all of which are a must-have if you happen to be in the Victoria BC area.


Vancouver Island Brewing


Vancouver Island Brewing stands at the forefront of Victoria BC breweries as it blends its iconic signature series which comprises of six beverages such as the High Trail Honey Ale, Vancouver Islander Lager, Sabotage India Session Ale, Hermann’s Dark Lager, Piper’s Pale Ale and the Sea Dog Amber Ale, tours and tastings available for these fine Victoria Craft beers.


Moon under Water


Moon under Water is one of the Victoria breweries which serve the best beers in the region. Locals and tourists flock this hub of Victoria craft beer to taste their famous beers such as the Berliner-Style Weiss, Light Side of the Moon, Creepy Uncle Dunkel, Tranquillity India Pale Ale, Hip As Funk, Potts Pils, This is Hefeweizen, Victoria’s Sticke, Victorious Weizenbock, Pumpkin Pearzen, Sand Du Merle, Shatterbier Golden Ale, Tempus Corvi and the Goldamsel.


Riot Brewing


Riot Brewing, located at the beautiful Chemainus, BC, is a brewer which specialises in Victoria craft beer brewing. They offer tours and a wide selection of beers to taste in their tasting room. Moreover, you get a chance to see what goes into the making of these Victoria craft beers.


Red Arrow Brewing


Red Arrow brewing prides it in brewing quality Victoria crafts beer using locally-sourced ingredients. Such brews include the Heritage River Hefeweizen, Chocolate Cherry Porter, Sweet Leaf India Pale Ale, Midnite Umber Ale and their signature Old style lager.